Comedian and actor Adrian Edmondson had to be rescued by firefighters after he was trapped on a window ledge outside his house in London.

The Young Ones and Bottom actor shared his ordeal on Twitter after his wife, Jennifer Saunders, shut a window he was cleaning from the outside and left him marooned on the ledge.

Saying that the firemen "didn't snigger too much" at the mishap, he revealed that passers-bys had to come to his aid and call emergency services for him.

Writing on Twitter, Edmondson said, "Just trapped myself on a window ledge whilst cleaning the windows. Had to ask passerby to fetch help. Fire Brigade came. Small crowd gathered - thoroughly enjoying themselves. FB very kind and didn’t snigger too much as they rescued me. How’s your Bank Holiday?"

"How did Jennifer react?" asked one of his followers, to which he replied: "It was her that closed the window!"

Edmondson Is famous for his roles with the late Rik Mayall, who died in 2014. The pair were both members of influential The Comic Strip group that included Saunders, Dawn French, Robbie Coltrane, and others.